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Geranium versicolor

Pencilled cranesbill

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Geranium versicolor (Pencilled cranesbill). This species is a low semi-evergreen perennial. The leaves are pinnately lobed and pale green. The flowers are cymes of small white or pink blooms, usually with prominent purple or deep pink veins, in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their attractive flowers and often as ground cover. Compact species are suitable for rock gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

When grown outdoors grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. When grown under glass use a loam-based compost.

Propagation

Sow the hardy or half-hardy seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for slugs, snails, downy mildew and sawfly larvae.

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